Bulls vs Hawks Final: 99-82 - Recap
|Bulls vs Hawks Final: 99-82 - Recap|
Derrick Rose poured in 44 points for Chicago on Friday, as they defeated Atlanta 99-82 at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Bulls were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 178.5.
Taj Gibson had 13 points for Chicago and Kyle Korver chipped in with 11 points. Derrick Rose had 7 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.
Atlanta got 21 points from Jeff Teague in a losing cause and another 17 points from Josh Smith. Josh Smith contributed 4 assists for the Hawks, while Josh Smith had 13 rebounds.
The Bulls hit the break leading 56-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-34.